shoestring budget

shoestring budget

A budget or allotment of resources that is very meager, sparse, or just enough to suit its purpose. Unfortunately, due to government cutbacks following the recession, our department has had to produce the same levels of work on a shoestring budget. I did all sorts of traveling with just a shoestring budget when I was in college. You learn very quickly how to make the most of what you have!
See also: budget, shoestring
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Instead of burying their heads in the sand, ministers and senior managers should accept that they can not run important public services on a shoestring budget with so few staff.
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The shoestring budget stemmed in part from the risky nature of the study.
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